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Nokia 3.1 (2018)
Apple iPhone SE (2020)
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Nokia 3.1 (2018/2019) vs Apple iPhone SE (2020)

Analysis:

We couldn't find enough data on either product to be able to come to any reliable conclusions. We highly recommend that you take a look at some other options in the $190 and $330 budget ranges instead.

While the Nokia 3.1 (2018) wasn't able to make it to the very top of any roundups from sources that perform quality hands-on testing, it still got featured in a large number of them. Notebookcheck.net, Android Central, Techradar, slashgear.com, PCmag, and GSMArena have all deemed it worthy of a place on their respective shortlists.

Taking a look at the Apple iPhone SE (2020), we found that it was liked by some of the most highly trusted sources, such as Laptop Mag, PCmag, CNET, and Tom's Guide - it was named "Best budget iOS smartphone" by Laptop Mag, "Best iPhone Value" by PCmag, and "Most affordable iPhone (and only Touch ID option)" by CNET.

We conducted an analysis of all of the review data that we could find on these two products. First, we focused on sources that tested and rated both of them, like Techradar, Android Central, PCmag, Notebookcheck.net, GSMArena, and slashgear.com, and learned that they all showed a preference for the Apple iPhone SE (2020).

Then we took a look at the highest review scores that these two Smartphones received. We found that the Nokia 3.1 (2018) managed to earn a rating of 8.1 from Notebookcheck.net, whereas the Apple iPhone SE (2020) got its highest, 10, score from reviewers at What Hi-Fi?.

Finally, we calculated their average review scores from all of the data we could find and compared those to Smartphones in general. It turns out that the Apple iPhone SE (2020), with its 8.5 average, got reviewed considerably better than most of its competition - the overall average for Smartphones being 7.5 out of 10 points - whereas the Nokia 3.1 (2018) performed worse than most, with an average review score of 6.4.

However, it's worth pointing out that a direct Nokia 3.1 (2018) vs. Apple iPhone SE (2020) comparison might not be entirely fair, because some sources have a tendency of not taking value for money into account when reviewing products.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
Notebookcheck.net
GSMArena
PCmag
CNET
Laptop Mag
Tom's Guide
DXOMARK
Digital Camera World
Android Central
Techradar
Tech. Specs Comparison
Nokia 3.1 (2018)
$219
Apple iPhone SE (2020)
$399
Operating System
Android
iOS
Screen size
5.2 (inches)
4.7 (inches)
Below average expert review score
Highly recommended by trusted experts
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best phones under $500 2021: iPhone SE, Galaxy A52 5G, Pixel and more” 
Last updated: 14 days ago
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best Metro by T-Mobile phones” 
Last updated: 7 Jul 2021
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “The Best Small Phones for 2021” 
Last updated: 20 May 2021
Notebookcheck.net
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 8.5 out of 10
in “The Best Compact Smartphones” 
Last updated: 13 Jul 2021
slashgear.com
Trusted Source
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The top 5 Apple gadgets rumored for 2020” 
Last updated: 31 Dec 2019
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best small phone 2021: the top tiny, compact smartphone choices” 
Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best simple mobile phone for older people: Easy-to-use Android, Apple and feature phones for seniors” 
Last updated: 1 Jul 2021
reviewgeek.com
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Which Budget Phone Has the Best Camera?” 
Last updated: 9 Feb 2021
Android Central
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best phone for hearing-impaired seniors
in “Best cell phone for seniors 2021” 
Last updated: 19 days ago
Good Housekeeping
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best affordable iPhone
in “12 best smartphones for 2020” 
Last updated: 19 Nov 2020
BestReviews
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best Jitterbug Phones” 
Last updated: 13 Aug 2021
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best phones under $500 2021: iPhone SE, OnePlus, Galaxy A52 5G, Pixel 4A and more” 
Last updated: 18 Aug 2021
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “The best cheap phones in 2021” 
Last updated: 6 days ago
Laptop Mag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best budget phones in 2021” 
Last updated: 4 Aug 2021
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “The Best Phones for Seniors in 2021” 
Last updated: 11 May 2021
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Apple's best-value iPhone
in “Best mid-range smartphone 2021: Great, affordable smartphones you can buy today” 
Last updated: 9 days ago
Good Housekeeping
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 8.6 out of 10
in “10 best smartphones for taking photos” 
Last updated: 19 Nov 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #3 out of 12
in “Best cameras for kids 2021: the best cameras for children and teens” 
Last updated: 29 May 2021
Android Authority
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #5 out of 8
in “The 8 best Simple Mobile smartphones” 
Last updated: 23 days ago
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best phones to gift to your grad in 2021” 
Last updated: 29 Apr 2020
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best small phones in 2021” 
Last updated: 11 days ago
Laptop Mag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best budget iOS smartphone
in “Best smartphones in 2021” 
Last updated: 4 Aug 2021
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best iPhone Value
in “The Best Phones for Kids in 2021” 
Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
Digital Camera World
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #10 out of 10
in “Best dumbphone in 2021: basic down-to-earth cellphones” 
Last updated: 6 May 2021
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best-value iPhone
in “Best smartphone 2021: The finest Android and Apple phones you can buy in the UK” 
Last updated: 9 days ago
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #6 out of 12
in “Best iPhone UAE for 2021: which Apple phone is for you?” 
Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best unlocked phones in 2021” 
Last updated: 12 days ago
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Most affordable iPhone (and only Touch ID option)
in “Best iPhone for 2021: Which one of Apple's 7 phones is right for you?” 
Last updated: 16 days ago
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best for Kids
in “What's the Best iPhone to Buy in 2021?” 
Last updated: 19 Apr 2021
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best-value (new) iPhone
in “Best budget smartphone 2021: The best cheap phones you can buy in the UK” 
Last updated: 9 days ago
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #6 out of 10
in “Best phones for kids 2021: the top 10 phones designed for children” 
Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best midrange camera phone for iPhone users
in “The best camera phones in 2021” 
Last updated: 12 days ago
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best-value iPhone
in “Best iPhone 2021: Which Apple smartphone is right for you?” 
Last updated: 17 days ago
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #7 out of 9
in “Best business smartphones 2021: the top handsets for work and productivity” 
Last updated: 3 Aug 2021
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best cheap iPhone yet
in “Best unlocked iPhones in 2021” 
Last updated: 12 days ago
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best-value iPhone (with a great camera)
in “Best phone camera 2021: The best Android and Apple smartphone cameras” 
Last updated: 19 days ago
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The most affordable water-resistant phone
in “The best waterproof phones in 2021” 
Last updated: 5 Aug 2021
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best pay-as-you-go Apple phone
in “Best pay-as-you-go phones: Save loads with our pick of the best PAYG phones” 
Last updated: 6 May 2021
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 10 out of 10
in “Best iPhones in 2021: Which iPhone should you buy?” 
Last updated: 12 days ago
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 10 out of 10
in “Best phones in 2021: The top smartphones rated” 
Last updated: 12 days ago
techadvisor.com
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best phone for an older person 2021” 
Last updated: 15 Feb 2021
techadvisor.com
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best kids' phone 2021” 
Last updated: 11 Feb 2021
BestReviews
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best iPhones” 
Last updated: 7 days ago
techadvisor.com
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best small phone 2021” 
Last updated: 25 Jan 2021
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best small phones to buy in 2021” 
Last updated: 15 days ago
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best phones to give as gifts: iPhone 12, Galaxy S20 FE, Pixel 4A 5G and more” 
Last updated: 4 Jan 2021
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best cheap phones in the US 2021: our top picks for every budget” 
Last updated: 17 days ago
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “19 best Snapchat filters” 
Last updated: 17 days ago

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